And Tango Makes Three (Hardcover)

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Gay penguins!​ This delightful book tells the true story of Roy and Silo, two penguins at the Central Park Zoo who fall in penguin love and are given an orphan egg to raise as their own. 
In the more than a decade since it's publication, a lot can be said for progress for queer life in America. Courageous books like Tango are an important part of that change. This book is still widely contested, and I'm happy to highlight this book for Banned Books Week. 

— From Cody M. Staff Picks


And Tango Makes Three is the bestselling, heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family.

At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo get the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own.

Selected as an ALA Notable Children's Book Nominee and a Lambda Literary Award Finalist, "this joyful story about the meaning of family is a must for any library" (School Library Journal, starred review).

Praise For…

"A touching and delightful variation on a major theme."

--Maurice Sendak

"This wonderful story of devotion is heartwarming proof that Mother Nature knows best."

--Harvey Fierstein

"Charming! And Tango Makes Three proves that all kinds of love can create a family."

--Wendy Wasserstein

"A little miracle for children. Funny, tender, and true, the story of Tango will delight young readers and open their minds."

--John Lithgow

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689878459
ISBN-10: 0689878451
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 1st, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English